Sunday, January 3, 2010

The 00s review

If you limit your reading to financial and economic news, you know that a bunch of yahoos are calling the 2000s another "lost decade" as it pertains to stock market and real estate markets. But there's certainly a lot more going on than just dollars and cents, right?

I don't know about you, but the 00s were a great decade for me. Despite losing quite a bit in the recent economic meltdown, we have been fortunate to have done well with real estate through dumb luck and a small bit of foresight.

The mid and late 90s were not great for me personally and professionally. So in comparison this decade really was a total and absolute winner.

Some decade highlights would include:

Met a nice girl, kept her and married her (that's her in the picture)
Got several good jobs
Earned two graduate degrees
Started a business and a swim race series
Did well athletically, winning several triathlons over the years
Made new friends around the world
Traveled around the world
Bought first residence (condo) and sold it for a profit 5 years later
Bought a nice house
Got a great dog
Made and stashed away a fair bit of moolah

I hope that the next decade keeps us on this path of happiness, personal development, and lifestyle success.

Remember, it's your attitude, not your aptitude, that determines your altitude.

See you in 2010.

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